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This Update: June 18, 2020


June, 2020 in the Houston / Galveston Area...
We’re celebrating freedom in the historic spaces
where Juneteenth celebrations began...


157 years since the Emancipation Proclamation

155 years since Texas slaves were granted freedom
148 years of Emancipation Park area Freedom Celebrations


celebrate freedom’s heritage at the world’s oldest

Juneteenth Emancipation Celebrations
2020: Commemorating 157 Years Since the Abolition of Slavery in America

Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020

  1. Galveston Historical Foundation presents 41st Annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth Celebration Livestream on Facebook Live | FREE – In conjunction with the University of Texas Medical Branch’s annual Juneteenth celebration, Galveston Historical Foundation will be live streaming the 41st Annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth Celebration from the 1859 Ashton Villa. This event will be held online on Galveston Historical Foundation’s Facebook page. 10am to noon.

  2. Galveston Historical Foundation presents Darkness to Light, Education, Notables and Sacred Places Lecture on Facebook Live | FREE – Join authors Tommie Boudreaux and Alice Gatson for a look through the history of African-American Galveston held in conjunction with Juneteenth 2020. From the first high school for black students in the State to the first Heavyweight Champion of the World, African American Galvestonians and those with Galveston ties are well known in Texas and worldwide in the fields of entertainment, sports, fraternal and social organizations, politics and more. This event will be held online on Galveston Historical Foundation’s Facebook page. 2pm to 3pm.

  3. BLM Juneteenth Bike Ride at Guadalupe Plaza in EaDo | FREE – Take a bike ride of solidarity to show your support for the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest against police brutality for Juneteenth at Guadalupe Plaza in the East End. This ride will begin at Guadalupe Park Plaza and will continue on an undisclosed route for 6 to 8 miles. There will be a midpoint stop to listen to speakers and then the ride will continue back to the Plaza. Masks are encouraged. 7pm to 10pm.

When you head to Galveston each June, you’ll be coming home where it all began as the island hosts several days of festivities to celebrate Juneteenth – a holiday that originated in this historic beach town.

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Houston / Harris, Fort Bend / Galveston / Texas City & Surrounding Areas...

Update as of June 18, 2020...


JUNE 2020:

Juneteenth, Thursday, June 18, 2020

In the coming weeks we will be calling as many people as possible to confirm they have completed the census & we need volunteers. For those that would like our assistance we will help them complete it over the phone. Please understand that those calling are either staff or volunteers of the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) and do not work for the census bureau. We are still bound to keep your information private. If you want to help get the word out or would like a virtual census presentation done for your organization email Ray Shackelford at rshackelford@haul.org 

Every Thursday you can listen to a new episode of the Houston Area Urban League’s podcast called Empower. Listen in to learn about the Urban League, how we’re working in the community and important information that can help you and your family. It is available on all major streaming platforms see the links below: 





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Texas Legislative Black Caucus  Virtual Town Hall Meeting

June 18, 7PM-8:30PM

Register Here: BIT.LY/TLBCHC

House Judiciary Committee Passes George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

Congressional Black Caucus Chair and Crime Subcommittee Chair Karen Bass The House Judiciary Committee passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a vote of 24 to 14. The legislation is the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust.

Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020


Houston Defender Article  link:


  1. Juneteenth Night Light Bike Ride Letsdothishouston and 3rd Ward Tours host a Night Light Bike Ride to commemorate Juneteenth, featuring music that expresses the concept of black liberation, history, and the future in America. Tickets are $9.36 if you bring your own bike; $20.19 for a bike rental. All bikes will be sanitized before and after each ride use. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

  2. Juneteenth Music Soul Live Show on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook Live | FREE – Glen Bevért Group presents a live stream of their Juneteenth Music Soul Live Show from R&R Studios featuring artists like Greathouse, Dana Monique, Eydn, Benji Muziq, Sheleah Monèa and more. This event will be held online on R&R Studios’ Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube page. 9pm.

  1. Pacifica COVID Task Force presents Juneteenth: Enslavement and Abolition, Then and Now | FREE – The Pacifica COVID Task Force hosts a live stream sharing content regarding the history of Juneteenth called Juneteenth: Enslavement and Abolition, Then and Now. The online live stream will be about the Black freedom struggle, working peoples’ struggles today against the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and institutionalized racial disparities, and Juneteenth celebrations and protests going around the country. You must register for this event. 9am.



Click below for information on how you can help make Juneteenth a national observance!

www.NationalJuneteenth.com    |   Sign the online Petition   |   See other juneteenth celebrations by state


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A short film on the

The History of Juneteenth

Saturday, June 20, 2020

  1. Juneteenth Black History in the Making Bike Tour in Third Ward 3rd Ward Tours teams up with Black History in the Making for Juneteenth weekend to commemorate Freedom Day, the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy. Explore the Third Ward Community on a guided bike tour featuring some Historic and Iconic landmarks in the area. Tickets start at $12.99; bike rentals are available. 11am to 1pm.

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Due to Covid-19

Missouri City, TX

Juneteenth Celebration
Has been postponed until June, 2021

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